In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, the breathtaking 120th Year Anniversary Editions of its popular 650 Twin motorcycles — the INT 650 and Continental GT 650 — were revealed at EICMA 2021. The time has nearly come for these remarkable black and chrome beauties, featuring artisan-crafted die-cast brass tank badges, to become available. Head to the Royal Enfield website now and sign up to stay updated on the upcoming availability of these limited-edition models.
Availability of the 120th Year Anniversary Edition INT 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles is limited to 60 units in the U.S. — 30 of each. With only 480 units available worldwide, this is a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to own a piece of motorcycling history.
The 120th Year Anniversary Edition INT 650 and Continental GT 650 have been designed and handcrafted by the company’s teams across the U.K. and India. The exquisite brass badges are crafted in collaboration with the Sirpi Senthil family, multi-generational artisans from the temple town of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. Particularly specialized in making the elegant brass effigies for the most revered temples in India for centuries, this is the first time that these artisans have collaborated with any automotive brand.
The unique, rich, black-chrome tank color scheme has been developed in-house with Royal Enfield’s industry-leading chroming technology at the company’s original 1950’s manufacturing factory in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai, India. The motorcycles are chromed with an alternate, sustainable trivalent, eco-friendly process. To complement the black chrome tanks, both the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 will feature, for the first time, completely blacked out components, with the engine, silencer and other elements in an array of black color schemes. The motorcycles will also come equipped with a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, such as fly screens, engine guards, heel guards, touring and bar-end mirrors among others in a defining black to accent the overall design.
The 120th Year Anniversary Edition INT 650 and Continental GT 650s will also boast the legendary Royal Enfield hand-painted pinstripes. To make each motorcycle even more exclusive, the tank top badge will feature the unique serial number of each motorcycle indicating that it is 1 of 60 unique motorcycles in any of the four regions around the world. Additionally, the motorcycles will also adorn a side panel decal that is a special ode to Royal Enfield’s 120 years.